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Daniel Defoe 1719 [the Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe]

Daniel Defoe 1719 [the Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe]

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The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Defoe, Daniel
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1719
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Fiction, Action & Adventure
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About Defoe:
Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gainedenduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for beingone of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize thegenre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of thefounders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatilewriter, he wrote over five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals onvarious topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychologyand the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.Source: Wikipedia
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Revisits Island
That homely proverb, used on so many occasions in England, viz. "Thatwhat is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh," was never moreverified than in the story of my Life. Any one would think that afterthirty-five years' affliction, and a variety of unhappy circumstances,which few men, if any, ever went through before, and after near sevenyears of peace and enjoyment in the fulness of all things; grown old, andwhen, if ever, it might be allowed me to have had experience of everystate of middle life, and to know which was most adapted to make a mancompletely happy; I say, after all this, any one would have thought thatthe native propensity to rambling which I gave an account of in my firstsetting out in the world to have been so predominant in my thoughts,should be worn out, and I might, at sixty one years of age, have been alittle inclined to stay at home, and have done venturing life and fortuneany more.Nay, farther, the common motive of foreign adventures was takenaway in me, for I had no fortune to make; I had nothing to seek: if I hadgained ten thousand pounds I had been no richer; for I had already suffi-cient for me, and for those I had to leave it to; and what I had was visiblyincreasing; for, having no great family, I could not spend the income of what I had unless I would set up for an expensive way of living, such asa great family, servants, equipage, gaiety, and the like, which werethings I had no notion of, or inclination to; so that I had nothing, indeed,to do but to sit still, and fully enjoy what I had got, and see it increasedaily upon my hands. Yet all these things had no effect upon me, or atleast not enough to resist the strong inclination I had to go abroad again,which hung about me like a chronic distemper. In particular, the desireof seeing my new plantation in the island, and the colony I left there, ranin my head continually. I dreamed of it all night, and my imaginationran upon it all day: it was uppermost in all my thoughts, and my fancyworked so steadily and strongly upon it that I talked of it in my sleep; in
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